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Music Festivals Testing ‘Bubble’ Strategies to Bring Back Outdoor Events

A 200-strong coterie of mostly men gathered in the Poconos Mountains earlier this month to engage in what some regard as this pandemic era’s ultimate taboo: a bacchanalian party. The Utopia music festival took place over the Labor Day holiday …

Man Suing over Injuries in Portable Horse Stall in Oregon During High Winds

A man is suing the organizers of a 2018 Bend, Ore. horse show for serious injuries he says he suffered when high winds lifted the portable stall he and his horse were inside and threw them 40 feet. Jeffrey Ruthhardt …

Southern California Bride Tied up in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was sentenced this week to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme. …

Experts Say Organizers Should Check Emergency Plans After California Festival Shooting

Experts say organizers should take another look at their emergency plans in the wake of the deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements. The shooting Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival …

AFL Insurance Brokers Finds Good Strategic, Cultural Fit with U.S. MGA Zodiac

AFL Insurance Brokers, the London-based Lloyd’s broker, was looking for an MGA platform in the United States and found the perfect partner last month when it purchased Zodiac Insurance Services, which specializes in professional, entertainment and event insurance. It wasn’t …

California Woman Hit by Bat at Minor League Game Revives Safety Debate

A Southern California woman’s recent injury by a baseball bat has renewed attention to fan safety at games. The Sun of San Bernardino reports Saturday that 27-year-old Cloey Heckendorn was hit in the head during the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ game …

Lack of Insurance Halts Gunfighters Show in Wyoming

The Cody Gunfighters show in Wyoming will not resume anytime soon. And that’s because the organizers can’t get insurance. The Cody Enterprise reported the performers were unable to acquire liability insurance, which keeps the show on the shelf for the …

Disney CEO Iger Joins Los Angeles Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

The chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. is joining Los Angeles’ bid to land the 2024 Olympics. Bob Iger will serve as a vice chair of the bid committee’s board of directors, joining former Olympic champion swimmer Janet …

Soaking Up Insurance on a Sunny Saturday at the Carnival and Ballpark

While predictive models may not always hold up as well as we hope, luckily the weather forecast did for this sunny Saturday. After a hard week in the office, I was taking my boys out for a day at the …

Heffernan Accepting Submissions for Burning Man Insurance Program

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, a nationwide independent insurance brokerage, is now accepting submissions through August 9 for the 2015 Burning Man event. Heffernan’s program, called Insurance on the Playa, offers liability coverage for theme camps, art cars and art installations for …